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Trainee licence holders undertaking the first year of a refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) apprenticeship will be supplied with a digital temperature sensor that will be available free, courtesy of the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC).

The initiative is just one way the ARC can support the training and development of future RAC technicians, according to the chair of the ARC RAC Industry Board, Kevin O'Shea.

He said the idea was to give first year apprentices a tool that was not only practical in their day-to-day work, but also acted as a reminder about the importance of climate control and the environment.

“Maintaining the right temperature is critical to our industry. Temperature is also a factor in system diagnostics and can help to determine refrigerant leaks and other faults,” O'Shea said.

“The ARC licence scheme promotes high quality work through a skills-based licence. It also encourages professionalism through properly equipped and staffed businesses and promotes an awareness of the environment.

"Providing licensed trainee holders with digital temperature sensors makes a lot of sense and will hopefully contribute to producing high quality RAC professionals of the future."

The ARC digital temperature sensors will be available on request from the ARC from July/August 2018, while stocks last.

For details email enquire@arctick.org

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